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Mojojo
Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 167
Posted:Well, I am about to embark on the journey that almost every other Aussie does at some stage in their life - go and live and work in the UK before I get too old to use the working holiday visa.

So here's the plan, me and the Mr (Richard) get a week of holiday on our way over, rock up to London on about the 25th of May, lodge with some rellies for the first week or two and start looking for somewhere to live. We will spend at least six months maybe more in London and then: Nepal, India, home to OZ for my Dad's 60th, South America, whatever else, then back to UK for another 6-12 months. Ooooh and go to EJC of course.

So here is you opportunity to try and convince me of where and where not to live in London, after heaps and heaps of research I am still not sure.

I guess it depends a bit on where we will be working - don't want to have to spend HOURS on the tube - which as I am a surveyor work is likely to be where there is lots of construction. So, heathrow and new Olympics site are big possibilities.

Only real criteria I have is somewhere I won't be too afraid to walk to the tube at night by myself, and somewhere handy to get to poi meets!!

So, please, edumacate me on where you all think is a good place to live... and what areas to avoid.

(Particularly if you have a room to rent to two wonderful, tidy, easy-going aussies!)

And I will then hopefully get to meet you all and learn lots of new trickses at the Spitz poi meets!! And catch up with all the other travelling friendses!


ubbrollsmile
~Jo~


Only three things are certain: Death, Taxes, and that England will not win back the Ashes in this lifetime.

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Medusa
Medusa

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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
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Posted:YAY!!!! Jo is coming to London!!!!!!!

Come live near me in Wimbledon Area! Very close to everything, nice shopping....lovely people (i.e. me!)

Wooohoooo!!!

Party! I will have to organise a party so you can meet all the wonderful people I have met so far in London!!!!


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Mojojo
Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 167
Posted:A Party? Yippee!!
We will be staying near-ish to wimbledon when we get there - with Richard's Uncle in ... Um, I forget, but I know its near there.


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Gnor
Gnor

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:Mojoojjo is a superb cook and can drive a mean sewing machine. She hugs good too and has nice friends and good taste in glitter.
hug hug hug ubblove hug


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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roarfire
roarfire

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Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:And is also fantastic at henna!

Sounds like an awesome plan you've got worked out Mojojo, shame you'll miss Common Ground though!

I will be seeing you at EJC! biggrin


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:And sounds like I shall see you at at least a few festivals over there, eh!?! Ya gotta go to PLAY at the very least!!! and that summer sunrise etc one sounds cool too...
xxxx Gabe ( who arrives LHR on 27th!)


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Mojojo
Mojojo

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Location: Aussie in London
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 167
Posted:Yep, as many festavals as I can possibly get to.

After I find somewhere to live, in some part of london, which I know nothing about.....


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Medusa
Medusa

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Posted:Vauxhall is not a bad area either...

Have you looked on Gumtree.com?

Are you looking at house sharing or you looking at a place for just the two of you?


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Gnor
Gnor

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:Here was suggested www.loot.com
and here

www.gumtree.co.uk

try and see perhaps


Is it the Truth?
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Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Mojojo
Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 167
Posted:Yeah, looked at gum tree, heaps. But that doesn't tell you about the areas, just the houses! I want to know where is good and not!!

Vauxhall - Rich's last name is Vaux so that would be funny.


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Medusa
Medusa

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Posted:A lot of travellers will say Shepherds Bush but personally I don't really like the area.

Acton isn't bad.

DO NOT look at Brixton....bad bad bad area....


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Gnor
Gnor

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Location: Perth
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Total posts: 5814
Posted:Stock up on henna before you go miss. wink

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Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Mojojo
Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 167
Posted:Yes, much henna, and toys, and cards, and ... oops no room for clothes now.

Only three things are certain: Death, Taxes, and that England will not win back the Ashes in this lifetime.

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Medusa
Medusa

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Posted:Bah who needs clothes when you have Camden Markets.....

YAY!!!


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Gnor
Gnor

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:BUMP

Sqqqueeeee..Mojojojo flies out tomorrow. Unreal.

This girl makes the best pancakes in history!!


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Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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newgabe
newgabe

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Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:And lovely henna paintings and body art with trippy uv paint and all sorts.

I fly out today too for my Awfully Big Adventure!! !!!



Look forward to meeting you again soon, Jo!! wavehello

I've PMd you about meeting up in london on the weekend

(dontcha love being able to say that biggrin


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Gnor
Gnor

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Location: Perth
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Total posts: 5814
Posted:Two of the loveliest poi people and they are meeting up over there ubblol ubblol ubblol

Good luck Gabe darling. Its a travelling day as Jo and my sister are all flying today eek Mwah to you all.

Sorry Gabe they wouldnt let Jo take oven cleaner for you from me frown


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Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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newgabe
newgabe

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Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Hey Jo!!!
I am in London now,sitting in me boys flat in Camden...
we are going to Victoria Park today for a day out.. what are you up to ???
www.fusionlondon.co.uk/paradise
And Monday we go to the Kingston Green Fair weather permitting and all...
And my boys number is 07922884363 if ya wanna call!
Cheers!
Gabe


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Medusa
Medusa

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Posted:So are you both coming to spitz on Tuesday?

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newgabe
newgabe

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Total posts: 4030
Posted:I am biggrin
See you there?


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Gnor
Gnor

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Posted:Medusa pat Gabes bum for me please hug hug

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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